This quarter our Social Studies curriculum is all about history and cultures. The main focus for second grade is Timelines, Family Trees and our Ancestry. Every year we do a couple of timelines and I integrate this into our literature with sequencing. I also integrate with math so that we have more time to work on these skills. Every year we do a Birthday Timeline.
Last year I just had some cute Month headers that my colleague made and shared with me. The students placed their name and birthday on a piece of paper and put them in order on the timeline.
This year I revamped it a bit.
I found some cute cupcake clipart and then created some month headers with the matching cupcake.
I printed enough cupcakes for each month and had the kids write their name and day of their birthday.
They had to work together to put them in the correct order. I then had them do a graphing sheet to go along with how many birthdays were in each month.
This was lots of fun for them, especially when it's about their birthday. I plan to keep it up on the board for awhile and then I will move it to a more permanent position in the classroom. I am also going to rearrange it starting with August since that's when school started.
Next week we will begin personal timelines. We do them every year and they are just so cute.
I post mine on the first day of school and they love to see Ms. Gandara when she is a baby:)
I will share those later in the week.
If you are interested in the Birthday Timeline I tweaked it a bit after I did it with my class to make it more user friendly to everyone. You can pick it up in my TpT or TN store, but I will send it to the first three people to leave me a comment about it:) Don't forget your email address!
Even if you're not in the top three you can leave me a comment;) I love to hear what everyone has to say.